Two in court after Christmas presents stolen in Kirkcaldy

Published 20 December 2018

Two people are due to appear in court today (Thursday 20 December) after Christmas presents were stolen from a home in Kirkcaldy.

A property in Chestnut Avenue was broken into sometime between 4.30am and 8am on Wednesday 19 December. Over £700 worth of gifts and cash, later obtained by using a stolen card, were taken altogether.

Officers have acted quickly to trace and arrest two people in connection with this, as well as recover most of the stolen presents and return them to the rightful owner.

A 41-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were subsequently charged and held in custody to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Detective Constable Mike Nodes of Kirkcaldy CID said: "There are, unfortunately, people who will take advantage of knowing that there may be a number of high value items under the tree at this time of year.

"Ensure that your home is kept secure at all times and please remain vigilant. Look out for any suspicious behaviour around your property and your neighbours.

"If you have concerns, please contact Police Scotland on 101 providing the descriptions of any people or vehicles involved. Always dial 999 if you see a crime in progress."

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